With nearly perfect weather, the Auburn Police Association’s annual 5K Road Race was held on Sunday. The race benefits the Auburn Police Association’s Scholarship Fund in memory of Officer Stephen A. Lukas and Officer Eric T. Snay. The runners, including 4 platoons of recruits from the State Police Academy, gathered in the Auburn/Webster Elks’ parking lot prior to the start.
Motorcycle officers from around the region led the runners on the course. Paul Noone, a Worcester Police Officer, broke away from the pack early on and finished first with a time of 17:40. Adam Rundell of Auburn followed at 18:41.4, and Patrick O’Keefe of New Braintree was right behind at 18:41.5.
Kelly Sullivan was the first woman to finish at 20:26. Fabiola Farrell of Worcester came in second at 22:29, and Megan Dorsey of Framingham finished third at 22:58.
The top female police officer to finish was Sheila Cooper with a time of 25:16, and the top female firefighter was Tracy Johnson at 32:00. Since Noone won the overall race, he would not get the top male police officer which went to Patrick O’Keefe at 18:41.5. The top male firefighter was Shaun Daoust at 22:40.